What began as a vision in 1996 has since grown into one of the biggest events of the year for Sioux Falls. Twenty-two years ago, J&L Harley-Davidson of Sioux Falls created a fundraising event for the Make-A-Wish® South Dakota designed to give motorcycle enthusiasts a reason to ride for charity, while showcasing the city at the same time. Hot Harley Nights™ was born, and so was an amazing annual tradition. The first year, 250 people participated in the casino run. The “party” was held in a small downtown parking lot and $3200 was raised for the cause. The hope was to continue the fun and grow the event …and boy has it ever!
Since that first year, Hot Harley Nights™ has grown into a three-day event that draws people from all over the United States and Canada. One year, we even had participants from Norway! Nearly $2 million dollars has been raised, and hundreds of wishes have been granted to children with life threatening diseases throughout South Dakota.
An event like this could not happen without the generosity and enthusiasm of people like you. Please bring your friends and join us! Together, we can help even more wishes come true!
Hot Harley Nights involves a bike show, motorcycle parade, live music, casino run, family fun night, raffles, silent auction, great food and an outdoor party at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds. As always, our goal is to expand the event, draw more people, raise more money, grant more wishes and have more fun!
Thursday - Family Night
Friday - Party at J&L, Ride in Bike Show, Live music by Sugar Daddy
Saturday - Casino Run, Motorcycle Parade and free concert at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds
Sunday - Pancake feed at J&L